Old School Gamer Magazine’s Patrick Hickey Jr. plays a few periods of the retro hockey game “Super Blood Hockey” on Steam to see if the game lives up to its name and more.
Inspired by classics on the Nintendo Entertainment System the likes of “Blades of Steel” and “Ice Hockey,” it’s a throwback gem that is a great single-player experience, but one that begs for a few friends and beers.
Patrick Hickey Jr. is the author of the upcoming book, “The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers,” from McFarland And Company. Featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games–including Deus Ex, NHLPA 93, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam–the book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming’s classic titles.